I've already started collecting examples, memories and secrets! This is in preparation for a speaking engagement that will take me to Charlottetown for the Canadian Craft Federation annual conference. They've invited me to be their keynote speaker and the theme is: heirloom.
Save the date for September 25th - 28th, 2014!
Excerpted from the CCF newsletter: In preparation, our Administrative Director, Maegen Black, travelled to Charlottetown May 12th - 14th, to meet with our conference hosts, the Prince Edward Island Crafts Council. While there, she presented a lecture at the PEICC Annual General Meeting, conducted site visits for conference events, met with potential and confirmed conference partners, and drummed up excitement about the events to come this fall.
Under the theme of 'Heirloom', the annual national conference includes something for everyone. For craft enthusiasts, professional and emerging makers and those interested in the social, artistic and cultural aspects of craft, there's the Heirloom Symposium, with special guest speakers from all across Canada, including keynote speaker Gloria Hickey.
For those working in craft and cultural organizations, there are two days of panels and forums, covering topics from organizational marketing and branding, to international activity, public craft spaces, and much more. Everyone will want to join in on the social events, with visits to local craft shops and studios, the 'Heriloom' exhibition opening, local cuisine, and the unique maritime experience that is Prince Edward Island, but space will be limited, so be sure to watch for registration details - coming soon.
Interested? Get on our mailing list and stay in touch with the CCF/FCMA as we prepare for the big event. We hope to see you in Prince Edward Island, soon! http://canadiancraftsfederation.typepad.com/canadian-crafts-federatn/blog_index.html